|Dead Boy Detectives|
|Developed by||Steve Yockey|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production location||Langley, Canada|
Dead Boy Detectives is an upcoming fantasy drama streaming television series developed by Steve Yockey based on the DC Comics characters of the same name by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner. It is set to premiere on Netflix.
The series follows Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, who decided not to enter the afterlife and stay on Earth and investigate crimes that involve supernatural stuff.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by ||Original release date|
|1||TBA||Lee Toland Krieger||Steve Yockey||TBA|
The second through eighth episodes are written by Shoshana Sachi, Ian Weinreich & Kristy Lowrey, Joshua Conkel & Kristin Layne Tucker, Kelli Breslin & Jeremy Kaufman, Beth Schwartz & Oscar Balderrama, Steve Yockey, and Ross Maxwell, respectively. Glen Winter, Cheryl Dunye, Andi Armaganian, Amanda Tapping, Pete Chatmon and Richard Speight will direct episodes of the series.
On September 3, 2021, Variety reported that HBO Max ordered a pilot for a potential series. On April 14, 2022, HBO Max gave the production a series order. On February 24, 2023, the series was moved from HBO Max to Netflix. The series was reportedly moved due to being incompatible with DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran's plans to have HBO Max's DC shows be set in the DC Universe, as well as due to the HBO Max's inability to market the series before 2024. In April 20, 2023, Gaiman confirmed the series would be set in the same universe as The Sandman (2022-present).
In November 2021, George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, Kassius Nelson, Alexander Calvert, Briana Cuoco, Ruth Connell, Yuyu Kitamura, and Jenn Lyon were cast. Lukas Gage replaced Calvert in September 2022. In October 2022, Michael Beach, Joshua Colley, and Lindsey Gort joined the cast in recurring capacities. A month later, Caitlin Reilly, Max Jenkins, and David Iacono were cast.
The pilot episode was filmed between December 2021 and January 2022, with Lee Toland Krieger directing. Filming for the series began on November 7, 2022, in Langley, Canada, and concluded on April 5, 2023.